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. >> cover the kids' ears. "sesame street" is now a political football. mitt romney shot at funding pbs at wednesday's debate. >> today, president obama took it on as well. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." >> i know everybody wants to be sympathetic to big bird and to "sesame street." i love the product. it was started the year i was born. >> thanks, bring that up. >> why does taxpayer money need to go to a product that is clearly so profitable? they have toys. they have games. they make money from licensing and revenue. why do taxpayers have to subsidize that? as a stand alone business, "sesame street" will do just fine. >> doesn't the profit from all those toys go to the nonprofit group? there's a children's television workshop that gets the money. >> they nonprofit, so why does taxpayer money subsidize a nonprofit? >> you can make an argument easily that hel
a little pbs, what can you you cut. this is going to kill obama. >> it drives people back to that debate. rox knee couldn't get a better person to run. and i think they are convinced that they can still. destroy romney. i don't think that is possible after 70 million people see it directly and make an assessment of this guy. and they have another week before the presidential debate while public opinion sets in. he is pumped up and i'll have it written up tomorrow. he sounds poised and focused and i think the president is in a little bit of trouble. >> first of all, saesame street wants the add pulled and third of all, the thing that troubles me, he will not face the press. not once after the bengazi ca tr catastrophy. >> as far as big bird, it was fun and it made a good point. if more children had been educated by that program in their early years. i think the add is over the top in many ways and plus, if you are going to do it, get it first. but look, i agree with jennifer, i think the president should pivot to what he wants to do in the feature. i think he need to bring back the job's
. much was made of this comment by romney -- >> i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. >> all right. i'll make this point. stay away from the whole toy merchandise cohort. when he bad back to school numbers. no money to be made here whatsoever. finally, we got the toughest call of all, the health care gambit. a lot of mistaking people scooped up all of the drug and health maintenance stocks today because of romney's perceived victory and the concomitant belief that if obama care goes right out the window when day one of the new presidency, it's good for big pharma and for health maintenance organizations. to which i say sorry. that is very wrong. in truth, big pharma and the hmos have been gigantic winners off obama care. they made their peace with it. they profited from it. some would say they co-opted it. that's why i warned on twitter not to get too caught up in the benefits of a possible obama care repeal. it may not be as bountiful as you wish them to be. you may have to sell the stocks that people bought today. obama care is so fabulous for big pharma and health
of the pbs news hour. i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama the democratic nominee and former massachusetts governor mitt romney the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential, are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues. and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six, roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question. then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions via the internet and other means but i made the final selections. and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments as i announced in advance will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience her
street." >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. >> oh, god. it must be political season, bill. >> you think? >> an ad like that may explain why the obama campaign has seen a major reversal of fortune from heavy hitters on wall street. >> employees of big banks did more financially for the obama campaign than anybody else donating a total of over $3.4 billion. that was in 2008. now they've gone the other way giving more to romney than anybody else. so does wall street -- are they using its money as a weapon to strike back at all the bashing from the white house over the last four years? how much does it change the top? with us is zach and larry mcdonald. zach, this -- wall street has been a troubled industry anyway. you think that has something to do with their view of the administration right now, yes? >> yeah, i mean, first of all with the lead-in of that commercial to this, i'm having a hard time fully taking this segment seriously. >> well, it is -- >> can you take it seriously with that ad? >> that's what i'm saying.
last week that china apparently funds pbs so i'm inclined to say friend if that's the case. but i think where investing is concerned, if you don't know the risks, buy american. all throughout the summer, through the european debt crisis we were saying only invest in companies that have the bulk of their revenue here in the u.s. i think if you don't understand the risks -- and if you don't want david faber's documentaries, stick here at home. >> bob? >> slightly different. i pride myself in not being alarmist but i am a little concerned about this. we know the chinese government is very involved in corporate espionage. at least has a history of that two, we aren't dealing with a company that's selling plastic toys here. if that was it, i woebts be so concerned. telecom equipment, i think i am. given the whole history here, given the fact that the chinese government, i think it is reasonable to assume they can coerce people or demand information from companies if not get outright cooperation. think there is grounds to be a little concerned. >> move on to the next topic. google moves into
cilindra. many americans learned last night that taxpayers are subsidizing pbs is that money well spent when we are facing so much debt? saying that the higher taxes on the well this he alone won't move the needle and even with that, everyone will need to pay more in taxes. that would be economic patri patriotism. it was a good day on wall treat. the dow jones still up 80 points today. finishing at 13575. and the s&p 500 tonight finishing at 1461 on the standard and poors at 500. thank you to larry fink. i'll see you tomorrow on the closing bell. have a great night. see you tomorrow. >> a
that got thousands of people to post, one moment was this one. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> one of many things that had the twitter universe jumping on the site at one point, there were 17,000 tweets a minute for big bird, tells you about the power of twitter. joining us is jack dorsey the founder of twitter and ceo and co-founder of square. i know you're here to talk about how technology can add jobs to the economy, and what you can do with square but before we start off on that, we've been talking about twitter all morning long because it was really the way that everybody got all their feedback last night. could you see what people were thinking instantaneously do your own exit polls. did you ever imagine that when you came up and created twitter? >> well, the idea was always to be able to instantly see what the world was talking about and thinking and what was happening in the world and we saw very similar spike in 2008 with the pr
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